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Teach yourself to use SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services for business intelligence—one step at a time. You'll start by building your understanding of the business intelligence platform enabled by SQL Server and the Microsoft Office System, highlighting the role of Analysis Services. Then, youll create a simple multidimensional OLAP cube and progressively add features to help improve, secure, deploy, and maintain an Analysis Services database. You'll explore core Analysis Services 2008 features and capabilities, including dimension, cube, and aggregation design wizards; a new attribute relationship designer; designer AMO warnings; and using dynamic management views to monitor resources. And as you complete each lesson, you can hone your skills using the practice exercises from the companion CD. Plus, you can review and download code samples illustrating the authors own, professional techniques—direct from the companion Web site.

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Covering the full life cycle of an Analysis Services solution, from development to deployment, this book/CD-ROM guide explains how to build business intelligence solutions with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services. Self-contained chapters make it easy for readers who may be responsible for only certain phases of the life cycle to find the information they need. Following an overview of business intelligence and analysis services, the book covers design fundamentals and advanced design, and production management. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with screen shots, walk readers through creating a simple multidimensional OLAP cube and progressively adding features to help improve, secure, deploy, and maintain an Analysis Services database. The CD-ROM contains practice files for performing exercises, plus an SQL Server 2008 database as a data source for the analytical exercises. Code samples illustrating the author's own techniques can be downloaded from a companion Web site. Cameron is a business intelligence consultant. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Paul Turley, Joe Kasprzak, Scott Cameron, Satoshi Iizuka, and Pablo Guzman are each business intelligence experts who work for Hitachi Consulting.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Understanding Business Intelligence and Analysis Services
  • Chapter 1: Business Intelligence: A Data Analysis Foundation
  • Chapter 2: Understanding OLAP and Analysis Services
  • Chapter 3: Accessing Source Data
Part II: Design Fundamentals
  • Chapter 4: Creating Dimensions
  • Chapter 5: Creating a Cube
  • Chapter 6: Creating Advanced Measures and Calculations
  • Chapter 7: Advanced Dimension Design
Part III: Advanced Design
  • Chapter 8: Working with Account Intelligence
  • Chapter 9: Currency Conversion and Multiple Languages
  • Chapter 10: Interacting with a Cube
  • Chapter 11: Retrieving Data from Analysis Services
  • Chapter 12: Implementing Security
  • Chapter 13: Designing Aggregations
Part IV: Production Management
  • Chapter 14: Managing Partitions and Database Processing
  • Chapter 15: Managing Deployment
  • Chapter 16: Advanced Monitoring and Management Tools
Appendix : About the Author

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